Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that is critical in helping your immune system do its job of fighting infection and keeping you healthy and protecting your body from disease. It is responsible for the prevention of ageing, cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
The secret of its power is the sulfur chemical groups it contains. Sulfur is a sticky, smelly molecule. It acts like fly paper and all the bad things in the body stick onto it, including free radicals and toxins.
Glutathione is so important because it helps recycle antioxidants in the body keeping up the free radical defence. Our bodies produce glutathione but a poor diet, toxins, stress, infections and radiation all reduce our glutathione levels. This leaves our bodies open to free radical cell damage, DNA mutation and oxidative stress. Our bodies have evolved in a time before the 80,000 toxic industrial chemicals found in our environment today were introduced into our world, before electromagnetic radiation was everywhere and before we polluted our skies, lakes, rivers, oceans and teeth with mercury and lead.
Exercise boosts your glutathione levels and thereby helps boost your immune system, improve detoxification and enhance your body’s own antioxidant defences.
Good sources of glutathione: